On Saturday December 26, His Grace Bishop Melchisedek and clergy of the Dioceses of the Midwest and Western Pennsylvania celebrated the Divine Liturgy and Burial Services for Archbishop Job at St John the Baptist Church, Black Lick, Pennsylvania.
Archbishop Job was interred on the church ground directly behind the altar.
St John the Baptist was Archbishop Job's first parish assignment after completing studies at St Tikhon's Seminary. He first arrived at the parish as the youth and choir director and later being ordained and serving as parish priest for many years.
After the burial a repast was held at which His Grace Bishop Melchisedek offered a toast in the memory of Archbishop Job. His Grace reminded the faithful that the Brotherhood of Bishops in the Orthodox Church exists under the protection of the Most Holy Theotokos and that thus it was fitting that Archbishop Job be burried on the Feast Day of the Synaxis of the Theotokos.
On Monday, December 21, the body of His Eminence, Archbishop Job was received at Christ the Savior Church, located at the chancery offices of the diocese and later that evening at Holy Trinity Cathedral by parish members, clergy and faithful of the diocese.
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah together with Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak served the Panakhida service for His Eminence.
The Funeral Vigil for His Eminence will be held at 7.00pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral. The service will be recorded by Ancient Faith Radio and will be available for download Wednesday morning.